Summary: I got this for my stepdad who is in his 70s. He is not what you would call a gadget guy. It is perfect for him because it is very simple to use. What some might call a lack of features is a actually a plus for him.
Summary: I bought this late in 2007 to help me from getting lost in Fairfax County VA. Since then, I've moved to Florida, and it's just as useful here. BUT YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE MECHANICAL LADY. She is almost always right.
Summary: I received this GPS unit for Christmas and am very happy with it. I doesn't have a lot of the bells and whistles of more expensive versions, but the screen is very clear and it does what I want it to do. I have two minor issues that keep me from giving it five stars.
surprisingly good unit; 'questionable' customer service
13 March 2008
Summary: The 3100 seems like a solid little GPS. I thought that the 3.5 inch screen would be too small, given how they are now making most GPS systems larger, but I've found it to be perfectly fine. Nice display; more than enough points of interest and all-around accuracy, around here anyway.
Summary: Overall good service from this little thing. Here's a few things that went wrong already: when going to George Washington Bridge in NY, it suggested a slightly longer alternate route right before entering the bridge. It may be that it didn't know of a new, shorter path to the bridge.
Summary: We have not taken a long trip with this instrument as of yet- but plan to in the next couple of months. For short trips- we find it pretty accurate.We have to laugh- as if we go past a turn (because we know a bridge is being rebuilt) it is determined to still take you there by recalculating the...
Summary: The features of this little unit are great; the voice commands, the auto rerouting, the cheerful graphics. You get the mounting bracket and power supply too. The only downside is that it is running WinCE, which makes the operating system bloated and thus it tends to slow down every once in a while,...
Summary: My first GPS was a Magellan Roadmate 700 for $1000 a few years ago. Most of the time, it would take 15 to 20 minutes to acquire enough satelites to navigate. I just purchased the Maestro 3100 containing up-to-date (April 2007) maps from Amazon for $165 (it's now $150!).
Summary: I tried your Magellan 3100 on a 2000 miles trip. I found it easy to use and accurate. Negative points: - It do not display the battery level on the main screen. The only way to find the battery level is to access the settings option which is annoying.
Summary: For the money ($180.00) this is a great GPS system. At work I use the Magellan 4240 which has more features and a ton more Points of Interests, but it costs $599.00. I wanted a GPS that was easy to use, had good form and funtion but didn't cost a fortune.